Get your leather gear ready. On their debut album „Exo,“ Aaron Davis Ross and Matthew Arkell aka Gatekeeper combine cinematic synth wrangling a la John Carpenter with pounding (break-)beats, hoovering synths and nasty acid workouts. „Exo“ consists of twelve, sometimes very short, tracks that will catapult you into a musical twilight zone, where EBM, industrial, breakbeats and lysergic acid-tweaks meet at a before unknown junction. Tracks like „Hydrus“ or „Aero“ sound like „Sheet One“-era Plastikman on steroids. „Exo“ really could be the soundtrack to some yet unreleased Luc Besson sci-fi flick, ebbing and flowing between calm introspective moments and tumultuous attacks. „Encarta,“ the album’s closing track is maybe the craziest most mental of the lot, with frenzied acid-sequence punctuating your nervous system over a hammering reverb-drenched set of kicks and steel percussion sounds while a chorus sings on top of that. Utterly strange - and mindblowing. Way to close your album on a high note.